Article ID: 281648
NoticeThis article applies to Windows 2000. Support for Windows 2000 ends on July 13, 2010. The Windows 2000 End-of-Support Solution Center
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When you attempt to join a Windows 2000-based computer to a Microsoft Windows NT 4.0-based domain, you may receive the following error message:
The following error occurred attempting to join the domain "domainname": The account is not authorized to login from this station.
This behavior can occur because the Local Group Policy, specifically those in the Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options folder have a restrictive setting.
Some of the policies that may cause this behavior are:
To work around this behavior, set the values back to what they would be if a clean install had occurred.
Examine the preceding policies and set them back to their default settings.
The default settings of these policies are:
Article ID: 281648 - Last Review: June 19, 2014 - Revision: 4.0
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